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Bobby Bowden
By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

I am not happy with moral victories. Those things are forgotten.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bobby Bowden

To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can't explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can't coach.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

He who gets the best players usually wins.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

He died right after he retired, and seeing that made me feel more conscious of a man needing a motive to live. If I ever got out of coaching, I would have to get a job somewhere, or I'm afraid I'd wilt on the vine, too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bobby Bowden

Somehow, I went from being too young, to being too old. Somewhere in there I must have been just right.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

I guess I'll retire someday if I live that long.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bobby Bowden

Sportsmanship to me is going out and playing as hard as you can within the rules.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

I learned more from the mistakes than from the good things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bobby Bowden

That boy don't know the meaning of the word fear. In fact, I just saw his grades, and that boy don't know the meaning of a lot of words.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

After you retire, there's only one big event left....and I ain't ready for that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

I suppose I'm like most coaches now, standing on the sideline hoping somebody asks them a question.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

A better ending could not have been scripted. Of course, if we had won, that would have been better.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bobby Bowden

Something has to happen that you can't coach.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

If somebody mistreats you, treat’em good. That kills’em.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bobby Bowden

When I go after something, I go after it hard. It has always been that way. I don't know. It's in my blood.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

I'm not too proud to change. I like to win too much.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bobby Bowden

I've always said it takes more courage to stand back there and throw a ball knowing you're fixing to get drilled than anything I can think of in football.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

Integrity makes my job easier. It's deception and dishonesty that requires so much diligent effort.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

If short hair and good manners won football games, Army and Navy would play for the national championship every year.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

As good as we were, we didn’t win a National Championship until 1993, mainly because we kept losing to Miami on missed kicks. I used to get mad because nobody else would play Miami. Notre Dame would play them, then drop them. Florida dropped them. Penn State dropped them. We would play Miami and lose by one point on a missed field goal, and it would knock us out of the National Championship. I didn’t want to play them, either, but I had to play them. That’s why I said, 'When I die, They’ll say, ‘At least he played Miami.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bobby Bowden

Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

I learned a long time ago that you don't have to go around using bad language and trying to hurt people to show how macho you are. That stuff won't get you anywhere, it just shows lack of vocabulary and character.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bobby Bowden

I was always going to church with my mom, dad and sister. I was literally raised under the godly influence both at home and church. There was no alcohol and no smoking at our house. That was the way a Bowden was supposed to live. My dad always told me to represent the Bowden name in a respectful manner.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

Discipline to me is sacrifice; it's willingness to give up something you want to do, so you can better yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bobby Bowden

Don't go to the grave with life unused.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bobby Bowden

The greatest mistake is to continue to practice a mistake.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bobby Bowden

People that are brilliant and successful, we think they've just always been that way. That's not the case. Most of them have had some tough adversity in their life. It's prepared them. I've never felt like you could develop character without adversity.